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Gold Rush Dogs by Jane G. Haigh
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Oct 23, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: dogs, non-fiction, alaska

I picked this up while on vacation and I paid full price for it and no regrets! Tho very short and sweet, I found it to be an enjoyable must read. Readers will learn about Alaskan dogs that have gone down in history, including, but not limited to Stickeen, Julian, Nero, Yukon, Faust, Baldy, Togo, Balto, my personal favorite, Patsy Ann. The book tells their stories. Some were brave and saved lives. Some were mining dogs or hauling or sled dogs. Some were just remarkable friends. The book even talks about a few dogs in early law enforcement, namely the Canadian Mounty dogs. Regardless of the canine's role, this book acknowledges their necessity and their importance in history. After reading about Patsy Ann, I immediately had to find her statue in Juneau and take a picture.

Touching book with great dog pictures and entertaining stories. A must for dog lovers whether you make it to Alaska for your next vacation or not.
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